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Serve Lau wrote:

| I'm trying to decide to learn either python or ruby. Are there
| fundamental differences between them?

The main advantage of Python is that the libraries are more mature and
(at least in English) the documentation is better.  I've also heard it
said that Python is faster.  Also, Python has the Pyrex affiliated
language which eases connection with C.

I feel that Ruby is a better language design, and I really don't like
using white-space as a block delimiter.  I've also heard it asserted
that Python will even be removing the ability to use tabs for
indentation, though that hasn't happened yet.  (Also I haven't
confirmed that from a source I recognize as authoritative...so don't
take it too seriously.)

OTOH, Ruby's libraries are maturing rapidly.  And "Ruby done Rite" is
on it's way (but who knows when).

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